WA Child support covers what

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  1. JanieD

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    My partner is having difficulty with his ex, with whom he has an 8yo with.

    She has been getting extra money off him for school supplies (books and stuff which he is happy to pay) and she has sent him Kmart receipts (that don’t show what’s on it) but she says it is for school.

    She’s started to ask him for money for private swimming lessons, which he can’t afford to pay as it’s a year subscription ($100/month). He let her know that child is in school swimming and that is enough as no family members have a pool. After his initial no response she’s asked again. And again he said no I still can’t afford to pay it. She’s then gone to my MIL asked her to pay thirds in it, when MIL asked questions about how much and when child would go and who would take child she didn’t respond.
    She’s now asked my partner to pay for school swimming lessons because she has no money ($50/yr) and can’t afford it.
    She’s also recently told child that they are moving to Canada which child has told us because it’s cheaper for her boyfriend (who lives in UK) to fly there to. Child is excited to go there but didn’t understand that they wouldn’t see Dad, grandparents or friends whilst there ( I think she told child this to cause trouble? as she wouldn’t move there)

    My partner is very stressed because he’s saying no and feels like a bad parent. Both parents are arguing over clothing and items left at each others house.

    My partner wants to know, how much extra does he have to give her and what’s included in his CS payments.

    I’ve told my partner to stop giving her cash and to only do bank transfers that say what money is for and to keep all messages.
     
  2. AllForHer

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    Nothing extra is needed over any assessment made by CSA.

    Is child support managed through CSA at the moment?

    Mum is playing the guilt card rather well so your partner needs to stand up to her, or accept her demands and be poor.
     
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    Ah, yes, I see that he does.

    Dad doesn't need to pay anything above what he pays in child support. Anything else is voluntary, and how mum chooses to use child support is up to her.

    It's a good idea for your partner to stock his house with plenty of clothes and other possessions for the child. When child arrives, put the clothes from mum's house into a plastic bag and put them near the door to go back to mum's. Clothing arguments are trivial, but they're still arguments, so best to just avoid them where you can.
     
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  5. JanieD

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    Yes he pays weekly
     
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    Thank you very much for your replies. I will pass this on and tell him to stick up for himself
     
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    Yup - tell her to get stuffed... But be strategic... I told my ex that she should apply through child support and if they say he has to pay then they can get the money from him.... THEY WONT

    I would not worry about Canada... They're not going to accept her as an immigrant.
     
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    While not a literal answer to your question,
    you may find this thread of interest.
     
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